The Kentucky Breeders' Incentive Fund advisory committee May 10 unanimously approved key changes in the program, which has become an important part of the state's Thoroughbred industry in very challenging times.
Twenty-two 3-year-olds have been entered for the May 7 Kentucky Derby according to the Churchill Downs communications office.
After a day of legal maneuvering, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's denial of a license to trainer Rick Dutrow remained in effect.
A judge has issued a temporary restraining order enjoining the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission from enforcing a license denial to trainer Rick Dutrow so that the horse Amen Hallelujah can compete in the Vinery Madison.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's license review committee voted unanimously April 13 to not issue a license to trainer Rick Dutrow.
Stewards in Kentucky have told 72-year-old retired jockey Jean Cruguet that he would need an affidavit from a physician if he is to ride a horse at Keeneland on April 27.
Jockey John Velazquez agreed to pay a $10,000 fine to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to settle the complaint filed against him in the Life At Ten case.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has notified trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. that he must appear before the regulatory agency's License Review Committee before the commission will consider his license application.
The Kentucky HBPA has sent a letter to the chairman of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission in support of senior state steward John Veitch
The attorney for jockey John Velazquez said her client is a scapegoat in connection with the events surrounding last year's Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic (gr. I) in which Life At Ten was eased during the course of the race.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is calling on other racing industry groups to take a look at the practice of conducting jockey interviews during the moments leading up to a race.
In reviewing the circumstances surrounding Life At Ten's subpar performance in the 2010 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has concluded that the filly should have undergone post-race testing.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted March 10 that there was probable cause to believe that both jockey John Velazquez and chief state steward John Veitch were in violation of regulations regarding Life At Ten.
Life At Ten's trainer Todd Pletcher has released a statement regarding the 2010 BC Ladies' Classic.
The long-awaited Kentucky Horse Racing Commission report on Life At Ten's participation in the 2010 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs will be released March 10.
The Kentucky Senate passed a bill March 3 authorizing the licensing of advance deposit wagering companies and a requirement that they report pari-mutuel handle on Kentucky races.
The Family Foundation of Kentucky, in an about-face, is attempting to slow the process by which a ruling on Instant Racing will be issued by the courts.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission announced Feb. 18 that the Kentucky Breeders' Incentive Fund will distribute $10 million in awards to 1,398 breeders of winning horses in eligible races around the world in 2010.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Feb. 9 offered no timeline for the ongoing probe into Life At Ten's performance in the 2010 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic, though there was public acknowledgment of drug testing.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has once again put off granting a license to jockey Terry Houghton, who was caught up in, but never charged, an investigation into irregular betting patterns in 2006.
When the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission meets Feb. 9, members will be given an update on the investigation into Life At Ten's participation in the Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic (gr. I).
A decision on whether Instant Racing is a legal form of gambling should go straight to the state Supreme Court, says the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and the state's racetracks.
A committee that advises the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on its breeders' incentive program met again Jan. 25 and approved three additional recommendations for ways in which the program should be changed.
As expected, the Family Foundation of Kentucky has appealed a circuit court ruling that wagering on previously-run races via electronic devices is legal in the state.
The Office of the Inspector General in the Kentucky Transportation Department is assisting the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission in its probe of Life At Ten's participation in the Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic (gr. I).
A Kentucky circuit court judge has ruled draft regulations for Instant Racing "are a valid and lawful exercise" of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's statutory authority.
Republican Kentucky Sen. Damon Thayer has pre-filed a bill that would authorize an interstate racing and wagering compact with Kentucky as a member.
After hearing from both sides of the issue, a Kentucky judge said Dec. 14 he would issue a ruling on whether a form of Instant Racing is legal in the state prior to the end of the year.
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear Dec. 14 joined community leaders and executives of HFL Sport Science Inc. to celebrate the grand opening of the company's new laboratory in Lexington.
Jockey Javier Castellano has begun serving a six-day suspension levied by the Kentucky stewards for careless riding during the Breeders' Cup Marathon.
Advanced Deposit Wagering regulations that would be among the stiffest in the country were tabled during the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's meeting Dec. 13 after objections were raised by the president of Churchill Downs.
The chairman of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission said Dec. 13 that any action stemming from the investigation into the Life At Ten case would be brought before the entire commission upon completion of a thorough review.
A Kentucky judge has set Dec. 14 as the date when all sides will present oral arguments on whether a form of Instant Racing proposed for the state's racetracks is legal.
It is unlikely that an investigation into Life At Ten's participation in the Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic (gr. I) will be completed in time for a report to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission at its next meeting.
A panel of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission looking into possible changes in the state's breeders' incentive fund met again Nov. 22 and discussed various options but came to no solid conclusions.
A Nov. 19 discussion of proposed regulations for advance deposit wagering in Kentucky drew calls for disclosure of revenue and concerns over the impact ADW is having on purses in the state.
Effective Nov. 17, Churchill Downs will raise overnight race purses but KTDF award money will be reduced by 20% because of a shift in the wagering mix.
In the latest salvo in the imbroglio over the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I), the owner of Life At Ten says the filly should have been scratched prior to the race at Churchill Downs.
Breeders' Cup issued a statement Nov. 11 saying Kentucky regulators have authority in a probe surrounding the performance of Life At Ten in the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I).
The state attorney general's office has issued an opinion affirming the right of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to search licensees' property.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission said Nov. 8 it is "continuing its inquiry" into the circumstances surrounding the performance of Life At Ten in the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's Equine Drug Research Council has withdrawn support and funding for one of six projects that it had approved for 2010.
Kentucky's Thoroughbred racetracks have received approval for 2011 live racing dates that are slightly higher than those being raced this year.
Kentucky Commission, Jockeys' Guild Reach Agreement on Advertising Dispute.
A Kentucky Horse Racing Commission committee is considering changes to the state's Breeders' Incentive Fund, money for which comes from a 6% sales tax on stud fees.
The Jockeys' Guild has filed legal documents seeking a temporary restraining order to prevent the state's racing regulatory body from enforcing a new regulation on safety vests and jockey sponsorship.
After two years of major cutbacks in live racing, Kentucky's Thoroughbred racetracks are hoping for some stability and are maintaining the status quo in their requests for 2011 dates.
Changes in Kentucky racing regulations that would permit horses to be entered without having their actual foal papers on file at the track have been approved by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's rules committee.
Trainer Patrick Biancone, who was suspended after cobra venom and other substances were found in his barn at Keeneland three years ago, withdrew his application for a license to train in Kentucky Sept. 30.
The license review committee of Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Sept. 30 unanimously granted jockey Pat Valenzuela a license to ride in the state.
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